Cute video of toddler having a wonderful time with her extraordinary pets
When you think of chickens most people automatically see them as food. However, one small girl has two of them as her best friends.
A video shared on YouTube showed how close the little girl was to her two pet chickens. She’s seen in the clip trying to hold them and brushing their feathers.
Little children who didn’t grow up around live chickens would probably run away with fear if they were confronted by them. However, a video showed a little girl comfortably trying to play with two chickens.
According to the video, they’re best friends. The toddler confidently reaches out for them before brushing them gently as an adult coaches her to be careful.
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Some chickens would generally run away at an approaching human, but these two are comfortable and stay put.
The two chickens are a breed called Polish chickens. They sport long and funky feathers on their heads, unlike other breeds.
They are also described as “fun, quirky and very friendly.” The Happy Chicken Coop had this to say about the breed:
“The majority of folks buy Polish for their backyard flock as something ‘different’. They are a bird sure to make you smile when you see them!”
As seen in the video, Polish chickens are good for raising with small children in mind. They are said to be gentle and children are unable to resist holding and cuddling them.
These types of chickens are able to handle confinement and should be penned because of their nature and impeded eyesight. Polish chickens are not well known for their egg laying abilities these days.
However, they do lay around 200 eggs per year. Having chickens as pets isn’t that uncommon anymore according to Patrick Biggs, Ph.D., a flock nutritionist for Purina Animal Nutrition.
“Chickens are popular urban and rural pets, providing benefits for the entire family. Kids love chickens because they are friendly and filled with personality. Parents value the lessons they teach about responsibility and where food comes from.”